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Widow's Walk: One Woman's Spiritual and Emotional Journey to a New Life
     

Widow's Walk: One Woman's Spiritual and Emotional Journey to a New Life

by Anne Hosansky
 

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"An uplifting account of the author's passage from devastating grief to a fulfilling life alone" (Kirkus Reviews)

"Enlightening...everyone can learn from Hosansky's insight, perseverance, humor and honesty." (Booklist)

"A moving examination of love and loss...controlled yet wrenchingly eloquent prose." (Publishers Weekly)


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"An uplifting account of the author's passage from devastating grief to a fulfilling life alone" (Kirkus Reviews)

"Enlightening...everyone can learn from Hosansky's insight, perseverance, humor and honesty." (Booklist)

"A moving examination of love and loss...controlled yet wrenchingly eloquent prose." (Publishers Weekly)


Author Bio: Anne Hosansky is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in such periodicals as Family Circle, Newsday, and The Best of Weight Watchers Magazine. A former actress, she resides in New York.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a moving examination of love and loss, Hosansky alternates between recollections of her 34-year-long marriage; her husband Mel's 23-month fight with cancer; and her life since his death. Widows reading her controlled, yet wrenchingly eloquent prose will identify with what it means to face acute loneliness and cope with mixed emotions of despair, anger and guilt while at the same time dealing with new financial and other practical responsibilities. The author relives the continual associations of places, objects, holidays, anniversaries--the moments of a shared life--that are equally painful whether they crop up unbidden or are deliberately evoked as therapy in support groups. Slowly, though, Hosansky comes to grips with her new life, and before setting out alone on a trip to Italy, she removes her wedding ring, declaring ``with this ring . . . I thee unwed.'' (Jan.)
Library Journal
Freelance writer Hosansky recounts her adjustment to widowhood after a loving and traditional 39-year marriage. Her memoir interweaves scenes of her husband's depressing struggle with terminal cancer and her own efforts to establish a lifestyle after his death. Through a series of vignettes, she describes her growth from an indecisive, dependent spouse to a spokesperson for a bereavement support group. She recounts all the emotions spawned by marital loss, including fear, guilt, and loneliness. Hosansky's initial neediness and indecisiveness in light of her comfortable circumstances can be annoying. For example, although left well-off and with a lawyer, broker, and accountant to advise her, she complains of having to concern herself with money matters. Still, this widow's story is frank and sincerely told; it will reassure those who have lost a life partner and help all to understand the grieving process.-- Carol A. McAllister, Swem Lib., Coll. of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556113819
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/24/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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